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  1. Re: A question on a Century of Progress Gibson LC Guitar.

    Thank you so much Sir ..for your very informative perspective.
  2. A question on a Century of Progress Gibson LC Guitar.

    Greetings .Sorry , not a mandolin question but ...I am hoping for some advice here..two Century of Progress guitars have come up for auction..sadly both have issues with the neck..do they have a...
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    Re: One of the best ever

    Well, I have never played a "Loar", but I will say that Steve Gilchrist makes the best mandolins that I have ever heard or played..if only I could afford to purchase one , I would.
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    Re: A friend's new 'used' Sam Bush mandolin.

    Ivan,
    I have a 2002 Sam Bush Gibson that I purchased on the cafe classifieds some time ago.When it arrived it was a little more knocked around than the photos showed, but when I stopped looking and...
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    Re: Any info on this Banjo Mandolin

    Allen, thank you for your quick and informative reply.
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    Any info on this Banjo Mandolin

    I have a friend who inherited this.Any info on the maker or value would be most appreciated.TIA.133176133177133178133179133180133181
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    Re: Sam Bush Master Model vs Sam Bush F5

    I have a 2002 Sam Bush with the straight cut at the top of the board..similar to the pic that Ivan Kelsall posted ...It sounds seriously good. It sounds better than any mandolin I have heard in the...
  8. Visiting Master Instrument Maker Steve Gilchrist

    125613 I drove for around 2 and half hours out of Melbourne yesterday to visit Steve Gilchrist , Master instrument maker.He was doing the final touches to a bunch of instruments he is taking to...
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    Re: Pickin practice

    I think there are lots of approaches..but watching Adam Steffey with his pickin' right hand/wrist/arm action has been a great lesson for me to consider..I think there are lots of great players and he...
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    Re: 1921 F4 .feedback please

    How many mandolins do you need to own, before they become a collection ? ;)
    It will be a "player" ,
    but also part of the "collection"
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    Re: 1921 F4 .feedback please

    123475Here is another photo .The case is in very good condition as well.For owners of similar F4's of the period I am wondering what strings you use.This has no truss rod and I am concerned about the...
  12. Thread: Gibson or Not?

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    Re: Gibson or Not?

    The case looks like late 70's /early 80's Ibanez. "The Gibson" inlay does not look right. I think japanese made ..late70's/early 80's
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    1921 F4 .feedback please

    Recently I have been looking at this F4 with a view as a possible purchase.
    After getting my hands on the instrument I have come to the conclusion it has been over sprayed at some stage.The finish...
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    Re: Dawg Funk on Fridays TV show

    Is that Kramer doing the intro?
  15. Thread: 1906 f4

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    Re: 1906 f4

    Well obviously it's worth what someone's willing to pay.I was more curious as to whether anyone would put a figure on it.
    Re the brass(gold) machine heads..there is another of the same vintage here...
  16. Thread: 1906 f4

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    1906 f4

    What's that worth.Currently in the classifieds.I have no connection to the mandolin sale.
    Just curious about the value.
    http://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/78939
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    Re: Gibson 1936 Centruy model -- pretty!

    The previous owner of this mandolin has written on the case 352350 .He was a serious collector and I am wondering if this number may have related to the serial when he purchased the instrument.Sadly...
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    Re: Gibson 1936 Centruy model -- pretty!

    John,thanks for your response.After much eye straining I can see a stamped number which might be 835 which it is extremely faded, but I can see a "1" blue hand pencilled , the same as your photo.The...
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    Re: Gibson 1936 Centruy model -- pretty!

    I just purchased a Century of Progress Gibson mandolin.Original case..No serial or fon that I can see .How do you date them accurately?
  20. Re: nice mandolin playing by Adam Steffey, "Blue Night"

    Daryl, that first link is fantastic.Adam Steffey shows what a great player he is, plus Jerry D , plus Brian Sutton , Ricky Scaggs,plus a host of other performers..wow..
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    Re: Different Stradolin Headstock Decals

    "Decals" was a poor choice of term on my behalf.After reviewing the photos in the Stradolin social group, yes I see that the logo in most cases is screened on the headstock.Several different...
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    Different Stradolin Headstock Decals

    Hi,
    Does anyone have any info on the different headstock decals on Stradolins.Is this one way to determine the year or vintage/model?
    Thanks
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    Re: Early Gibson Mandolin Questions

    Thanks for that quick response mrmando
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    Early Gibson Mandolin Questions

    When did Gibson stop putting Handel inlaid tuners on Mandolins? And when did they start/stop making the white top A3 Gibsons?
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    Re: Mandolin Archive - Style F4 Mandolin 5260

    That surely is a very pretty mandolin.
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